The Gardens at Kennesaw Mountain in Marietta, GA is THE Eco-Friendly Wedding and Event Facility in GA.
They recently installed a Solar PV System to Generate Clean Electricity and Caroma Dual Flush Toilets to Save Water
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, August 2, 2008 –
Back in the twentieth century Billy Idol sang about a “White Wedding” in his 1982 hit. But in the twenty-first century, mother and son team Ellie and Marc Sommers are leading the charge in Atlanta for “green” weddings, as well as “green” special events and “green” corporate events. They are the owners of The Gardens at Kennesaw Mountain in Marietta, Georgia. This event facility is on four idyllic, forested acres near the entrance to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.
The Gardens at Kennesaw Mountain, formerly known as the Kennesaw Mountain Winery, was acquired by the Sommers in 2006. They began implementing numerous environmentally friendly initiatives. Most recently they had a 1.3kW DC solar PV electric system,
manufactured by Schuco Solar of Germany, mounted onto the roof of the facility’s Grand Ballroom. The solar array was supplied and installed by Marietta-based SOENSO GA (soenso.com). The 1.3kW solar PV system will produce an average of 145kWh/month of free electricity. A system this size will generate just a portion of the total power needed for the facility, but it will shave peak-usage kWh’s and reduce each month’s electric bill.
In addition, generating 145kWh/month of clean electricity from solar PV instead of using that same amount of electricity generated by coal-fired utility power plants will have the following positive annual impact on the environment:
2,826 pounds of carbon dioxide not released into the atmosphere
3 barrels of foreign oil not imported
145 gallons of gasoline not consumed
Other sustainable initiatives underway at The Gardens at Kennesaw Mountain include locally inspired and organic food, biodegradable and compostable food containers and flatware, waste recycling by Conex Recycling of Alpharetta and dual-flush toilets from ecoTransitions of Marietta. The Sommers also plan to install a solar thermal water heating system from SOENSO GA.
Update: They were recently featured as the “Going Green Champion of the Week” by WSB TV, see here http://www.wsbtv.com/video/17642364/The Gardens at Kennesaw Mountain, 1127 White Circle NW, Marietta, Georgia 30060 On the Web: www.gardensatkennesaw.com, Phone: (770) 396-5361, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to SOENSO GA for providing this information SOENSO GA solar energy dealer/installer – On the Web: www.soenso.com. Email: email@example.com
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